Sir Alexander Fleming


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Noun1.Sir Alexander Fleming - Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)Sir Alexander Fleming - Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)
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The program is named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the famed British scientist, who discovered penicillin and in 1949 came to Oklahoma City to formally dedicate OMRF's first building.
Professor Jeff Errington, lead author of the study, said: "Given Sir Alexander Fleming made his two major discoveries 80 or 90 years ago, you would expect that we knew pretty well how they worked.
Sir Alexander Fleming, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and intrepid explorer Captain Robert Scott of the Antarctic
Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, warned about the ignorant man who, if allowed to buy antibiotics over the counter, would provoke bacterial resistance by under-dosing himself.
Pioneers such as Sir Alexander Fleming, John Logie Baird and Victorian chemist Dr James Young are ranked among the greatest innovators of our time.
Almost 70 years ago Sir Alexander Fleming correctly predicted the development of antimicrobials when he stated, 'The intensive research which penicillin has stimulated may bring forth others as good, or even better, or the chemists may be able to modify the penicillin molecule so that its power is increased or its limitations are removed.
Pfizer's Brooklyn plant was a major supplier of penicillin, and Sir Alexander Fleming, who was the drug's Scottish discoverer as well as a Nobel Laureate, visited Smith in Brooklyn.
Literary giants William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer and George Orwell are included as are scientists including Stephen Hawking and Sir Alexander Fleming.
A more conventional account would credit the discovery of penicillin ("mould juice") to Sir Alexander Fleming and his untidy lab work.
SIR Alexander Fleming and penicillin; Columbus and America; Fenway Sports Group and Kenny Dalglish.
Baker's yeast belongs to the same family of fungi as the mold Penicillium notatum, discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1928 -- a discovery that fundamentally changed medicine.
Scottish bacteriologist Sir Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin.